Fun, cheerful and very pink are these signature flamingo inflatables of GOGO, one of Europe’s most prominent festival organizers from the Netherlands. Every summer, these floats (affectionally known as FlaminGOGOs) add endless amount of fun to their beach and pool parties - and Handpicked is honored to assist in the manufacturing of these pink babies this year!
The manufacturing process was a smooth one, as our long-term partner factory in China is very experienced in producing inflatables. However as always, we had to work extra closely with them to ensure our order turns out as flawless as possible.
One of the things we noticed in the mass production samples was the slight difference in color from pre-production samples we checked. (See photo) After lengthly discussions with the factory, we later learnt that it was primarily due to the difference in the thickness of the material our client selected.
The pre-production sample was made of the factory’s existing stock material (a 0.25mm 6P PVC), which turned out to be a slightly darker pink with a tint of salmon, as compared to the 0.20mm PVC GOGO requested for (which was more of a bright hot pink).
When printing on PVC, even a tiny difference in thickness of 0.05mm could alter the visual effect of the colour.
And there we have our trivia for the day!
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